It wasn’t the place of opportunity for kids.

For years, Kendall-Whittier was on a steady decline and was a place where opportunity was elusive until an influx of new immigrants began to move in and stabilize the neighborhood. In 2007, they and many other longtime residents began to organize and in 2011, they helped create a new vision for the future that led to the founding of Growing Together. Today, Growing Together and its partners are building on that solid foundation in the neighborhood, which serves as a hub for Tulsa’s vibrant Latinx community.


Inject new mixed-income housing and commercial development to ensure economically diverse families live and invest in neighborhood schools and the community. Everyone deserves access to quality housing options. Before Growing Together took root in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood, new homes or apartments were not being constructed. We have partnered with the best affordable home builders and developers to create quality housing for families of any income level.

Habitat for Humanity​

We began partnering with Habitat for Humanity in 2016. Since that date, they have constructed several quality craftsman homes in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood. Buying a home is a large investment for a family. That’s why this organization is committed to building quality affordable homes. This allows families to apply for and afford a nice, safe home.

Capital Homes

A local home builder based out of Owasso, Capital Homes constructs personalized homes according to the buyer’s budget. This group has built multiple phases of new construction homes in the neighborhood.
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The George Kaiser Family Foundation constructed the Westpark Apartment Complex in 2013 with 128 units of mixed income housing. The foundation then partnered with McCormack Baron Management as the key management partner. In 2020 a second phase was constructed with an additional 108 units.

McCormack Baron Management


Build a seamless A+ early learning through 12th grade neighborhood education pipeline.If you are living in our neighborhood, we want you to attend one of our neighborhood schools. We are putting kids first, and we meet with educators on a bi-monthly basis to check in with needs of our neighborhood schools. After identifying certain needs, we’ve been able to implement programs such as Reading Partners and City Year into schools providing extra support for students.


Serving early childhood through pre-K, Tulsa Educare’s mission is to help break the cycle of poverty through a flagship, very early childhood education program and through transfer of best practices to other Tulsa programs."

Kendall-Whittier Elementary School

Led by Principal Ronda Kesler, Kendall Whitter Elementary School is part of the Tulsa Public Schools District and serves kids PreK-6th grade.

"Families, educators, and community members joining together for student success!

Sequoyah Elementary School​

Established in 1927, Sequoyah Elementary School is led by Principal Raye Nero and serves kids PreK-6th grade. Our school, established in 1927, boasts a beautiful, newly planted landscape provided by our energetic parents and volunteers. Upon entering the building, you will be welcomed by friendly staff and students. You will find a dedicated, enthusiastic faculty providing quality learning experiences for all students, every day, without exception through a challenging curriculum that provides a variety of brain-friendly, classroom activities. We continue a long, proud tradition of 81 years of excellence at Sequoyah Elementary School.

Will Rogers College Junior High and High School​

Rogers serves students in grades 7th-12th and is led by Principal Nicolette Dennis.Will Rogers College JH and SH provide all students with opportunities to develop the academic, social, psychological, personal, and critical-thinking skills necessary to get to and through college and to prepare them for career and personal success in a global society.

Tulsa Community College​

TCC allows students in the Tulsa area to get a free associates degree if the student applies for the Tulsa Achieves program.

Building success through education.

University of Tulsa​

Right inside the Kendall Whittier neighborhood lies the University of Tulsa campus. This private university is complete with undergraduate studies, graduate studies as well as doctoral programs and a law school.The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity.

Community Vibrancy

Leverage community assets to promote vibrancy and a healthy quality of life. If a neighborhood is void of basic access to food and commerce, those who live in it will struggle to provide healthy opportunities for children.

Kendall-Whittier Main Street

This organization began in 2010 when a group of volunteers hoping to transform the neighborhood into a place where businesses wanted to move. Since 2013, 36 new businesses have moved into the neighborhood. Since inception, Kendall-Whittier Main Street has seen 292 jobs created and $140 million private dollars invested.

Community Leadership Institute

CLI is a power building, leadership development program that invests in residents, parents, and community members to build collective strength and power, equipping them with the tools to take a "seat at the table" of power and change the inequitable conditions that exist in their communities.

A big thank you to our funder, The Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW). The Community Leadership Institute was funded by the social innovation grant from TAUW.

Coffee with Parents​

1st Wednesday of the Month during school year
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Pancho Anaya Bakery

Coffee with Parents is a short, informal way that parents, community members, and partners to build a collective and informed network together that centers on assuring that our community's children succeed over coffee and delicious pastries. We share resources, build relationships, and remain connected as a community.